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it highly provocative, japan called it a grave threat. china, their key ally, has also condemned the test. john joins us live from beijing. this will be a key test for the new chinese leadership, is it not? >> i am looking at the statement from the chinese foreign ministry and it is pretty strong in word with regards to this regard of the common opposition to the international community, accounting itself amongst other nations opposed to this, the u.s. in particular, of course, saying that the chinese government is particularly opposed to this act. i think that what is important is to note that china's reason for opposing the action are very different from those in the west -- in the west, where political and moral considerations often come into play, china is less squeamish about totalitarianism or political prison camps, for example. what they fear most is instability, which is why they have been opposed to this nuclear test and why their statements are as strongly worded as they are. china is once again likely to impact any sanctions. they may support a toughening of sanctions on milit
leaders have not responded to china's call for an early resumption of the six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. the talks have been stalled for more than four years. chinese officials maintain that the talks are the only way to achieve a peaceful and nonnuclear korean peninsula. they may find themselves in a difficult position as international pressure is sure to mount on north korea. terui, nhk world, beijing. >>> u.s. president barack obama condemned the test. he said it was a highly provocative act that undermines regional stability. obama said north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program pose a threat to peace and security. he said the u.s. will continue to take steps to defend itself and its allies. obama called for what he called swift and credible action, including new u.n. sanctions. >>> prime minister shinzo abe says the test is a grave threat to japan and is unacceptable. abe says the test is a serious challenge to arms reduction and nuclear nonproliferation. he says they have tried to resolve difference with their counterparts in pyongyang without su
governments on monday that they would go forward with the test. >>> officials in china's foreign ministry issued a statement strongly protesting the test. they criticize their allies and pyongyang for ignoring repeated calls to abandon their plans. nhk world reports from beijing. >> reporter: chinese leaders have made it clear that they oppose the test. communist leader says he wants the key reyan peninsula to be stable. north korea may be a traditional ally but chinese leaders say the nuclear program as a threat to their national security. but they also oppose tougher sanctions. they believe joining the u.s., japan and other countries in pushing for more sanctions would further isolate the north. at the same time, north korean leaders have not responded to china's call for an early resumption of the six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. the talks have been stalled for more than four years. chinese officials maintain that the talks are the only way to achieve a peaceful and nonnuclear korean peninsula. they may find themselves in a difficult position as international pressure is
to the china advocacy. last year we have people who have a limited english language we want to obtain information for these people. in 70 an estimated 44 percent speak a language other than england more like chinese and russian and other languages. it's important for you our local agencies to effective community during a sdrafrs. especially we want to thank the organizations that the district that are advocating language assess. also i think a lot of my colleagues i've been seeing at the chinese festival we began celebrating already but if i want more information there's a great website you can assess and it's called chinese parade.com. but it shows everything from china down to the upcoming china ms. pageant and to the new years eve but i look forward to celebrating the year of the snack. i think my daughters favorite part is the lucky money that comes to kids to who are not married. there's many events going on all over the city. >> thank you supervisor mar. >> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam clerk. i'm introducing a couple of requests today first is the hearing sponsored
launched its weapons on the maritime defense in the east china sea. government representatives in beijing denied the allegation. they argued the vessel used navigational radar and not fire control radar. the ships were navigating more than 100 kilometres north of the disputed senkaku islands on january 30th. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said last month the obama administration opposes any unilateral action to undermine japan's control of the islands. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. now, u.s. leaders have expressed concern about an escalation in china's activities around the disputed islands, including a recent violation of japanese air space by chinese aircraft. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarke
't allowed in china for a long time. where samsung, that's where it started. >> we have the blackberries, cool and technology, those are my two areas. i'm an expert in both of those. >> in fashion. i think by nature, what's interesting, it's almost ironic that this device and technology overall. which is the great individual empowerment we've all subscribed and kind of -- we have one brand that's dominated this, that -- >> android has a bigger piece of the market. >> i'm talking about overall technology. >> it's going to run its course. we always do this, it's going to run its course, and then one day we're going to have apple products as a retro move. >> no one can compete with apple, it's all integrated. >> google -- >> i have a -- does everybody have a problem when you're out to dinner and everybody's going like this? >> no, it's fine. >> i want to thank my all-star panel. i want to thank piers for letting me back in the studio again. anderson cooper starts right now. in him north korea as deliver on its latest threat. magnitude 5 magnetic disturbance was recorded just a few hours ago
. >> also mead china factor, las vegas rolling out red carpet for chinese new year tourist, which casino stock stands to win big. >> "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition hits news stands today. i bet you already knew that. supermodel kate upton on the cover for the second year running. she's going to join us live here on "power lunch." we don't want to miss that. >> in the meantime, let's check the markets. we have dow 14,000 and climbing as things stand at the moment, apple is weighing on the tech sector. we'll come to that in a moment. kenny pick ari joins us as -- >> director of relations. >> cnbc contributor. maybe pushing it. what levels are we eyeing now. >> 1525 on the s&p is what they are looking at. you can feel they just want to take it there. >> five points away. >> five points away. actually four points away. not a lot of volume but feel the grind going in front of the state of the union address, tomorrow's retail sales number. they are going to spin it as best they can but it's interesting. >> is it possible tore president obama to derail this rally, now that we don't have
, there was no reaction from china to this third nuclear blast in north korea. any word now? >> reporter: still no official confirmation here in china that date knowledge this is a nuclear test. although we understand the north koreans say this indeed was a nuclear test, the kind of confirmation we were waiting for. as far as the chinese media are concerned, they have been treating it as an earthquake. the chinese geological survey, the earthquake network center confirmed a quake took place in that part of north korea where they are conducting nuclear tests in the past. also reports on the news agency, the official news agency as well as on chinese television reporting local residents saying they felt it earth tremors for something around a minute or so without any injuries or damage. they are very much reporting this as some kind of the earthquake at this stage for nonofficial confirmation or reaction this was a nuclear test. make no mistake, the chinese authorities will be watching this closely. they have made it very clear over the last few weeks that they are opposed to north korea carrying
had told the u.s. government about the test beforehand. and even china, north korea's sole ally, has urged pyongyang to stop before it makes matters worse. >> tensions are high in south korea. protesters denounced north korea's nuclear tests. north korean state media claim the country had exploded a more powerful bomb than it had been able to build a earlier. diplomats at the united nations security council emergency meeting also expressed alarm. >> countries around the world, including every member of this security council, agreed that this test was an extremely regrettable act that further undermines international peace and security. >> many countries will likely impose new sanctions against north korea, but observers say that china has the most leverage. >> for china, it will depend on showing that north korea has gone too far this time and it will not go without consequences for the north korean-chinese relationship. i expect that china will also decide on painful sanctions for north korea. >> china is north korea's protector, but p'yongyang carried out the nuclear test not far f
china and china more capitalist than america? we will figure it out in the "chalk talk." the economy is cooling. moody's chief economist tells us where we're headed. ♪ lou: president obama expected to call for more spending in tomorrow state of the union address. moody's chief economist joins us to tell us how the markets will react. just moments. first stocks opened with modest losses. the dow jones industrial down 22, s&p lost a point and nasdaq down to. two and a half million shares traded on the big board. i'll ask what that means. the lowest reading level since the 28 to december. fox business charlie gasparino reporting that that nasdaq group holding talks about taking them as -- nasdaq market private. the company is working on of rest what size workable computer. and i watch. the price of gold down almost $18 a day. crude oil up the dollar 301 closing above $97 per barrel. so far this year will up almost 6%. in the bond market the government's tenure treasury closing with a yield of just under 2%. passengers on a five day cruise in the gulf of mexico are spending a few more
the vessel used navigational radar and not fire controlled radar. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the obama administration opposing any unilateral action. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. >>> rebels in syria are making important strides. it provides electricity to aleppo and other northern cities. the rebels have surrounded a aleppo airport and other places around the country. they launched a major attack. they are vowing to liberate the capital damascus. they are worried civil war may be spilling across the border. it killed 12 people and damaged vehicles taking aid supplies to syria. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarkets. the british regulators found 60% of the meat used in lasagne was from
a working together is - the boy tech companies are calling san francisco home. through china s f we have attracted you 15 companies from china. we we're expanding public partnership to china and asia and othe and others companies >> our record 4 four and a half million passengers floosz san francisco airport in 2012 up 8 percent last year with more expected in this year 2013. >> that's why we have to work together for the center and the budgeted committee will be taking up this week and we'll be competing with alaska and others large cities for trade shows. yes. but our economic recovery or our economic progress is not just taking place to mission bay or our own downtown i can see it in our commercial corridors and commissioner kim knows that no where that our neighbors are more deserving to the makts place. not even two years ago we offered a break for our payroll tax for businesses who agents to move in and create more jobs. this area in downtown has resisted growth. the results in two years time have been great. room for 5 thousand seven hundred jobs and behold now we're seeing the
there will be u.n. sanctions, tougher u.n. sanctions which perhaps china will back after they did in december. militarily, it is business as usual. everyone is on high alert. but it would be highly unlikely if there was to be any action taken. >> anna, stand by, i want to get some reaction there, if there is any, from the president-elect parties, made a lot of strong statements in the leadup. i want you to stand by, we have elise on the line from the state department. is there any reaction, 11:00 p.m. here in the united states on the east coast. anything coming out of the state department yet? >> i'm speaking to sources, senior administration officials tell me the u.s. is working to confirm, i'm not sure this am coulds as a surprise, john. i was speaking to one senior official this morning, and they said a test could come at any moment i think the u.s. has been bracing for this, planning for this as we've been discussing, there's been a lot of -- kind of fooling around by north korea in terms of when the date would be just as there was when they had the rocket launch and they extended a date
or two on our biggest rivals abroad: iran and china. take your eyes off one second and they start pulling stuff. china, last week >> the "new york times" says hackers have been attacking his computer system for the past four months. >> chinese hackers reportedly stole e-mail passwords for every single "new york times" employee. >> jon: that's it? that's your big attack? you're the guys who beat the [bleep] out of us in math and science. you send your elite hacker squad out and all they get is maureen dowd's email address. it's like trying to starve us by disrupting our vegetable supply. you want our attention, hack our tv news. >> today as cnn tried to cover the news about the hacking story, the chinese government blacked out the story. >> china is literally watching cnn on air with the finger on a button >> jon: that's not just the chinese. that's pretty much how we all watch cnn. >> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the... >> jon: (jon hits button). ( cheers and applause ) i have to say, china, i'm not feeling that threatened. maybe iran could pick up the slack. >> now the greatest achievemen
's people. other nations including china north korea's only ally, as issued statement opposing north korea's sanctions actions. here with me is gordon chang he wrote it just for today. welcome to "the war room." >> thank you so much. >> michael: obviously this is big news on a day we have the speech coming up tonight. but what is the significance of this test in a global way. >> north korea has crossed two technical thresh olds. there was the test of the three- three-stage missiles very successful. put a satellite in orbit which means with a few adjustments it could land anywhere. then we have this powerful explosion today. if it was a miniature device as the north koreans said, that's even more impressive. probably between five years maybe three, north korea could put a dent anywhere it wants to on the face of the earth. >> michael: it's interesting too, because kim jung-un. he was a power in 2011. a lot of people saw that he had a western education educated in switzerland, that he would be more reasonable about nuclear arms and arsenal. who is he flexing for? is he flexing for his own c
to touch someone quickly. this also is necessary in the western pacific where china, for example, has 80 sub marines just to our 50. even john mccain who was quite critical in the hearing said this nomination should go through. >> right. >> well, yeah. on that point, it looks like the nomination will be confirmed. the problem is it loonlgs like there's a filibuster or attempt at a filibuster and that means democrats and the white house have to come up with 60 votes to get this through. mccain has indicated to break a filibuster. looks like they would have the votes to do that. do you think we have sort of crossed a line here, bad precedent set for future cabinet nominations? never before has there been a filibuster of a defense secretary nominee. only two rejected since 1959. nobody tried to filibuster one in that time. are we creating bad precedent? >> why the senate has the right as a senator said who is supporting senator hagel to do a filibuster. i think it would set a bad precedent because as many people often very conservative have said in this particular case, the president has th
korea is pretty much sanctioned out at this point. unless china decides to cut off oil supplies and other goods to north korea, it appear there's no stopping the north korean regime at this point. >> what's china's response? immediate neighbors to the west. a blast -- if i were china, i'd be a hell of a lot more concerned about them setting off nuclear devices than in the united states. look at the map, they're literally in the shadow of china? any response from china or belief inside the pentagon or this administration china will eventually step up and start exerting more pressure on the north koreans to become a more responsible state? >> one of the biggest fears in that region is it will spark some kind of regional nuclear arms race. both south korea and japan in the past have threatened to start developing their own nuclear weapons. no signs they're doing that yet. we go back to china. the only thing that might make this a little bit different is china leaned heavily on north korea not to conduct this test. for north korea to do this is like in your face beijing. there may b
its nose at the united states in the world community. china russia, south korea, japan, it conducted yet another nuclear test overnight. this time that rogue regime detonating a miniature rice eddie vice just the type would you put on top of a ballistic missile. ambassador john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations and fox news contributor, good morning to you sir. i want to connect two dots quickly. you had a missile test in september, a smaller test overnight that was first perceived to be an earthquake, now we know according to south korean officials it is something very different. what are you to make of this now, mr. ambassador. >> as you say this is the third north korean nuclear test. they are proceeding in a very systematic way coupled with tests of ballistic missiles obviously to develop a nuclear warhead that their missiles can carry anywhere on earth. we've seen this program in training for 20 years, and this third test is just another piece of evidence, sadly, of the failure of america's efforts through three administrations to deal effectively with north korea
to the euro, above 134 this morning. japan's nikkei surging nearly 2%. the markets in china and hong kong are closed for a second straight day in observance of the chinese lunar new year. apple, in just about 1 hour 15 minutes, ceo tim cook takes the stage at the goldman tech conference. he will unveil a dividend increase or buyback. will he reveal anything about the product pipeline. we're on the ground in san fran. >>> the president set to deliver the state of the union address tonight. will he strike a conciliatory tone or push for more tax hikes. and why will tim cook be sitting next to the first lady. >>> europe, once again, the laggard with a decline in both volumes and sales. >>> what a quarter for michael kors. blew out earnings, posted a whopping 41% comp in north america. >>> we begin, of course, with apple. ceo tim cook set to speak at the goldman sachs conference in san francisco. this comes amid concerns about apple losing smartphone market share, a legal challenge in a stock that has fallen more than 30% from its september highs. it is the stock declines that i think puts in
, if they were particularly frightened they would have not tested in the first place. they realize china will protect them? security council. china will not enforce any sanctions that come out of this process. so the usual drill as susan rice said is not good enough. that means the united states needs to take matters in its own hands. we need to put in effect the sanctions the bush administration imposed in 2005 and unfortunately lifted prematurely in 2007 at china's behest. we have to stop north korea from selling this long-range missiles and these nuclear devices to iran. which of means we probably need our navy in waters very close to north korean shores. jon: stop leaning on the chinese to fresh sure the north koreans? >> we should do that but shouldn't rely on that as the only way. in the bush administration we really looked to china to rein in north korea, unfortunately we placed a greater emphasis integrating china into the international system than disarming north korea. we need to disarm that. we need to disarm north korea first. because we have only a limited numbers of years t
in our views but china. china tried very hard to keep them from doing this. so what will be very interesting in the weeks to come is what does that mean when the chinese say don't do something and they do it. >> reporter: indeed, china's position has always been that it wanted to preserve the status quo on the korean peninsula. we've learned today that china, north korea's closest ally, has now said that it is firmly opposed to north korea's nuclear test. back to you, anne-marie. >> lucy craft in tokyo, thank you. >>> tonight, president obama will call for a worldwide reduction in nuclear weapons when he delivers his first state of the union address of the second term. speaking to congress and the american people, the white house says mr. obama will focus on the economy, outlining plans to create jobs and grow the middle class. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. yeah, we're going to hear it all tonight. this is largely considered a political pep rally to many, but every word is going to be highly dissected. we w
there and the relationship between north korea, china, and what this means for the u.s. on it happened on the eve of the state of the union address. do you think the north korean leader is aware of that? >> first of all, i don't think it is the largest test they have done, although, reports this morning are contradictory and fragmentary, as they would be only 12 hours after the event took place. it is not clear whether it was uranium or plutonium explosion, how large the bomb was exactly. what i read in the south korean press is it actually was a smaller kind of test designed as they've been trying to do to put some kind of weapon on a missile. they have been testing missiles, as you know, and they launched one a few weeks ago. that is not clear exactly how large it is. we will know that in a few days because there is massive u.s. intelligence around there that can sniff the air and figure out exactly what kind of explosion and was. as for the chinese and the north koreans, they remain very close but i think in china, patience is running out. i think they feel that north korea is being provocativ
that we have on this development is that we have china's reaction to north korea's nuclear tests, as well. china's foreign ministry statement goes that it is china's firm stance to realize nonnuclearization for the korean peninsula and prevent a nuclear proliferation and maintain peace and stability in northeast asia. remember, china is north korea's probably one and only ally and that it's been pretty patient with its bad behavior and this nuclear test could complicate things a bit, given that the chinese support was to maintain the status quo in the region. guys, back to you. >> chery, thanks very much. we should note the international response has been swift. you saw president obama calling for swift reaction. india saying reports of the nuclear test are a matter of deep concern according to a foreign ministry statement. >>> moving down to conco which has expressed solidarity with its ceo who has just been arrested for alleged bribes. shares have just resumed trade in malan. now, ross, they're down something less than 9%. we did see closer to a 15% decline earlier. over to you. >> than
not willing to do because of china. we can -- people say north korea's been sanctioned out, nothing more we can do. that's not true. in 2005 the united states put on the financial sanctions which hut north korea. we took them off in 2007, so there is a lot more than we can do. >> are you seeing changes in china. very supportive. but here is the -- an article, an editorial that ran in the china state-run newspaper "global times." if north korea insists on a third nuclear test despite attempts to dissuade it, it must pay a heavy price. we are not advocating giving up the sino/north korea friendship. but pyongyang shouldn't misread china, china won't put its relations with pyongyang above other strategic interests. that's fairly harshly worded. >> it is. a good rhetorical shift. we need china to go for tough sanctions and enforce those sanctions. right now, china has been letting the north koreans sell a lot of missile technology to the iranians, crossing over chinese territory. april 15th last year, in the big military parade in pyongyang, six chinese missile launchers sold to pyongyang. we n
laws. >> brown: even china, the north's lone major ally voiced its, quote, staunch opposition. it urged north korea to return to its six party talks on its nuclear program stalled since 2008 but pyongyang has continued its nuclear work despite enter smat pressure. with today's test, the country's young leader kim jong-un directly challenged other leaders in neighboring nations including south korea, japan and china. back in washington, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta warned that those countries and the uses will have to contend with, quote, rogue states for some time. >> you just saw what north korea has done in these last few weeks. the missile test and now a nuclear test. they represent a serious threat to the united states of america. we've got to be prepared to deal with that. >> steven: north korea's own public statement insisted today's test was only a first response. it said it will be additional actions to come but gave no specifics. >> brown: and i'm joined by ambassador charles "jack" pritchard, former u.s. special envoy for north korea negotiatons under president geor
it a highly provocative act. even the only major ally china is expecting from opposition. from south korea, and david reports. >> in an isolated paranoid nation this was hailed as a moment of national pride. >> this proves how great our military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite into orbit. it was in defiance of u.n. resolutions and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided by war 60 years ago. south koreans reach beyond the dreams of northerners have grown used to protect and have shut them off. north korea has managed to militarize their nuclear weapons. the implications are f
then need a full senate vote. >>> condemnationof thnuclear test by north korea. china summoned north korea's ambassador for objection. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: diplomats arrived at the united nations for a closed-door emergency meeting. they are discussing how to respond to north korea's announcement that it has tested another nuclear bomb. it happenedatunderground lity last night. the type of device has not been confirmed. u.s. officials say there are indications that northa is planning to test another bomb knowing that a punishment from the u.n. is coming. u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice condemns the test. >> the actions korea are a threat to regional and national peace and security and they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation. >> reporter: in december, north korea successfully launched a long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching the united states. members of the united nations security council are hoping china will be willing to take action against its
a weaponzation program that could threaten the international community. china which provide aid to north korea also issued a statement condemning today's testing stating that we strongly urge -- we strongly urge the north koreans to stop and honor their commitment to de nukezation and refrain from any move that may further worsen the situation. president obama is calling the national community the u.s. security council to take steps to cush north korea's nuclear ambitions. >> kelly wright reporting live for us from washington. >> it is time for your top 5@5:00. we are hours away from president obama's first state of the union address of his second term. we are told the president's address will focus on his plans for gun control legislation, immigration reform and increasing government spending to boost the economy. florida senator marco rubio will give the republican response and kentucky senator rand paul will deliver the tea party response. 4,000 people stranded at sea in the gulf of mexico has been pushed back by another day. lost power after an engine fire set to be towed to mexico but it
major ally china condemned the underground test in an emergency meeting and considering further sanctions. >> countries around the world including every member of this security council agree that this test was an extremely regrettable act, that further undermines international peace and security. >> nbc news pentagon krontd jim miklaszewski joins us live. we just got a note secretary kerry was informed just before 11:00 p.m. yesterday and he is also spoken with the chinese foreign minister wels japan foreign minister on this issue. what are we likely to hear and see next? >> reporter: the focus is on china. even though china may have joined in condemning the act, the proof is in the pudding. they will have to step up and actually join in enforcing stricter, tighter sanctions against north korea. all this time, while the international community particularly the u.s. has been ratcheting up those sanctions against north korea, china has continued to provide oil and other critical supplies to north korea ignoring the international sanctions. so it really falls on china at this point
sanctions on them, the global community has sanctions, china subverts the sanctions and china is the one player that can influence north korea and china is losing patience, but ultimately when the north korean registarves its own people and dying of hunger we feed them and their hardline has to be met equally by a hardline on our side. >> alisyn: today the united nations security council is calling an emergency meeting to try to figure out what to do about this, but when asked what their response will be, ambassador susan rice says, quote, we'll do the usual drill. it sounds like you're talking about nothing. >> well, they'll try to find some way to tweak the sanctions. again, the key player isn't us. it's not all about us, even though north korea uses us to rally domestic morale, he understands, he understands. the key player in the region and certainly north korea is china. shares in north korea on one hand it doesn't want a unified korea, it doesn't want south korea to win or a u.s. ally right on its border, but on the other hand it's also getting impatient with north korea's belliger
. >> this is really a message for the united states. >> one thing that would get their attention and china's attention is if you give nuclear weapons to south korea and china. i think he looks like a knuckle head. >> like a nincompoop. ♪ >> we are now less than five hours away from the president's state of the union address where he'll lay out the agenda for his second term in office. and it's safe to assume that his preparations received a severe jolt this morning with the disturbing news that north korea had carried out another nuclear weapons test in violation of the united nations, and this one significantly stronger than their two previous tests. and it's in this alarming context that republicans are seeking at this very moment to stymie the president's nominee for secretary of defense. the senate armed services committee has been considering the nomination of chuck hagel for more than an hour, and all against a backdrop of republican opposition. >> with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia just in the last week, their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm t
korea's only ally china, joined the u.s. in the opposition. south koreans called it unforgivable. >> this government have investigating nuclear tests while their people are starving. this has to stop. >> this is very regrettable and i hope the south korean government working alongside the international community will stay strong so north korea will never be able to do it again. >> analysts say the timing of this is not a coincidence. this comes just aft -- just hours before the president's state of the union address. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> if we are also learning details about the man suspected of opening fire in a delaware court house. law officials say the shooter was 68-year-old thomas. that identity has not been confirmed. christine belford was killed yesterday. more than 40 students at the university of virginia are being treated for bacterial meningitis. one student was diagnosed with the infection and 47 others who had direct contact have received antibiotics as a precaution. the infected student is recovering. >> a mild day across the region, sunshine and tempera
expressing outrage. meantime, china is calling for calm. >>> the state of the union, president obama set to deliver an address to congress tonight. and stocks getting a slow start to the week. the s&p falling for a fifth straight monday. today is tuesday, anyway, february 12th, 2013. and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> asian markets shrugging off the tests in north korea. but markets in china, taiwan remain closed. north korea says a miniaturize ed nuclear missile was tested. the u.s. ambassador to south korea responding to all of this. >> it's a very provocative act that undermines regional peace and stability and i think it would be critical for us to coordinate very closely with you and our colleagues in south korea going forward. >> we're going to talk more about washington's reaction and what this all means for geouncertainty and our guest hosts for this hour, jared bernstein who works as the chief economist for joe biden. tony is joining us and capital alpha markets managing director chuck gabriel. they're also going to talk state of the union. john harwood sat down with dave ax
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